Hello, beautiful readers! For this week's #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge, Colleen Chesebro invites us to write a poem about the view outside our windows. I spend most of my days in my classroom. Below is the current view from my window. Just recently, they planted the grass, so if you look closely, you will see sticks with yellow tape surrounding the area to keep the kids out.
For a couple of years, that area was just dirt. The kids constantly gathered there and ran around, burning their energy. Unfortunately, that killed off all the grass. With the coming of Spring this year, my administration was able to obtain donations from local companies and the local mayor to replace the sod to make it beautiful again.
As someone who loves nature and being surrounded by trees, I love being able to look out my window while I'm teaching and see this beautiful view. I only hope the students appreciate its beauty and stay off the grass so it can continue to grow.
I wrote a tanka poem, which contains five lines and has a syllabic structure is 5-7-5-7-7. I also chose to write an American Cinquain. This form has five lines with a syllabic structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Neither one is titled.
Would you like to participate and share the view outside your window? Click here.
What does your view look like? I'd love to hear from you below.
What a lovely view 🌴💕ReplyDelete
Yes, it is, Angela! Thank you for visiting and commenting. :-)Delete
Thank you! :-)Delete
Grass and children's games don't really mix. They need a separate play area and a quiet place to sit with the trees :)ReplyDelete
We have another area with benches around trees where the students can sit and congregate, and we have a huge field where they can run around and play sports. Unfortunately, this is where they hang out before class begins. We are hoping to change that pattern before the next school year begins so they grass can stay. :-)Delete
I love the contrast between the stanzas! Also, my windows look out on ball fields past the trees I wrote about.ReplyDelete
Very cool, though I prefer the trees over the ball fields. Lol! Thanks for sharing! :-)Delete
What an incredible view, Yvi, and beautiful poem 🤗ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gwen! I do love seeing that view outside my classroom window. I appreciate you stopping by. :-)Delete
No longer trampled by children ..I'm sure the grass enjoys it, but the kids? 🤔ReplyDelete
The kids are adjusting. Our school is like an open college campus, even though it's a middle school. We have multiple buildings surrounded by large areas of open space. So, the kids are finding other areas to hang out and socialize, areas that have pavers instead of grass. Thanks for commenting, Reena! :-)Delete
Yve your poems are just so perfect to go with such lovely view outside your window. It’s an incredible view. Wow! Luscious— what a wonderful world we share. Thanks for sharing. Blessing you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Selma! And you are so right - the world we are blessed to share is vast and beautiful in so many ways. Thanks for visiting! :-)Delete
Yvi, what a stunning view. I'd forgotten how majestic the south Florida palm trees can be. It must be a pleasure to see a bit of the green grass again!ReplyDelete
I'm loving the grass! The dirt always made me feel sad for the trees. Now, it's beautiful. Thanks for commenting! :-)Delete
All the green, such a beautiful view.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elizabeth! I am quite blessed. :-)Delete
That's a beautiful view Yvette! I hope the grass takes full root too, and keeps itself green.ReplyDelete
You and me both, Kerfe! Thanks for visiting! :-)Delete
Beautiful.❤️ I still have to figure out how to sign in to comment with people who have blogspot. This is Melissa from mom with a blog.☺️ReplyDelete
Hi, Melissa! Thanks for visiting! There should be a drop down menu where you can choose between Anonymous, you Google account, and your name/URL. If that doesn't work, you can always just put your name like you did. I appreciate you coming by and commenting. :-)Delete
Wow, lush view it is! I can see putting up a few hammocks between the palms... How do I go to school here? 😉 HJReplyDelete
Haha! No hammocks are allowed, though it is a nice idea. Thanks for visiting and commenting, HJ! :-)Delete
This is a lovely view, Yvette. :)ReplyDelete
Yes, it is. I'm quite fond of it. Thanks for stopping by, Aishwarya! :-)Delete
(Jules) A lovely veiw. Hopefully there also is a place to play :)ReplyDelete
Yes, Jules. We have a huge field where the kids can run around plus basketball and volleyball courts. Thanks for stopping by. :-)Delete
What a lovely view you have from your classroom window, Yvette. And it has inspired a beautiful poem.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Robbie! I do love my view. :-)Delete
What a peaceful view. Looks like paradise! Thanks for sharing a view so green and alive.ReplyDelete
My pleasure, Jade! I'm happy you like it. :-)Delete